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Progressives Don’t Need Washington All That Much

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on November 7th, 2014 12:08 am by HL

Progressives Don’t Need Washington All That Much
Froma Harrop, RealClearPolitics
The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn’t matter much to progressives. Even when Democrats have the majority, precious little gets done in a body that lets a minority of members obstruct. But never mind. A modern, future-oriented agenda has been advancing on the state level — as progressive governors rush into the vacuum of inaction left by Washington. And its supporters are not just Democrats but also independents and Republicans who respect mainstream science and regard the working poor as something more than cheap labor.Thus, we see victories for universal health…

Obama-GOP Governing Alliance? McConnell’s Double Win; Governor Surprises; Words of Uplift
Carl M. Cannon, RealClearPolitics
Good morning, it’s Wednesday, November 5, the day after the 2014 midterms. Last night was a good one for the Republican Party, and something of a nightmare for Democrats. Three times in the past century, today’s date has been a happy occasion for the Democratic Party (events I’ll revisit in a moment), but not this one. Although a few votes are still trickling in from remote villages in Alaska and others are uncounted in several House races, and although a December runoff is likely in the Louisiana Senate race (with a recount possible in Virginia), the tally as of this…

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